Monday, 7 September 2009


Well Labor Day weekend is nearly over and, here in the UK, the days are getting shorter and the wind is blowing a little colder (and, of course, it's raining) but I'm still working on my summer wardrobe! I just can't look at winter clothes-making until I've made myself a summer maxi dress. This is what I'm working on

It's Simplicity 3503. Lots of people on Pattern Review have made really great looking dresses from this one and I've had it on my list for a while so I'm not going to let the weather deter me. I'm making view E, which has the v-neck and cut-in back, in a multi-coloured poly-lycra knit from Gorgeous Fabrics. It's shaping up really nicely - I'm seeing it as a cross between hippie chic and Miami cool!!! I'm breaking all the rules for short girls - long dress in a large print - but I don't care - soon I shall be wafting around in my maxi dress - I'll keep you posted!


  1. I bought more than one maxi dress pattern (including this one) and didn't get around to making any of them! I even traced off the BWOF petite maxi dress but didn't make that either. Maybe I will still try to get motivated!

  2. I am hoping for an indian summer too! love summer dresses!

  3. Good for you, not letting the weather deter you. You will look beautiful in it. Whoever says you have to be tall to wear a maxi got it all wrong.


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